Women's unemployment during transition. Evidence from Czech and Slovak micro-data

John Ham, Jan Svejnar, Katherine Terrell

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    We analyse women's weekly probabilities of leaving unemployment in the Czech and Slovak Republics (CR and SR) in order to investigate three questions: 1) Why are unemployment rates much lower in the CR than the SR?; 2) Does the unemployment compensation scheme (UCS) substantially lengthen unemployment spells?; and 3) Why are women's unemployment rates higher than men's We find that differences in the behaviour of the individuals, employers and institutions in the SR and CR (as measured by differences in coefficients) play a larger role in determining the CR's shorter female unemployment spells than do differences in measured demand and demographic variables. The UCS has only a moderate effect on duration and its impact is greater in the CR. The differences between men's and women's spells (in each republic) are explained more by differences in coefficients than by differences in observed characteristics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)47-78
    Number of pages32
    JournalEconomics of Transition
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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    Czech Republic

    Keywords

    • Czech Rep
    • Slovak Rep
    • Unemployment duration
    • Unemployment policy

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    Women's unemployment during transition. Evidence from Czech and Slovak micro-data. / Ham, John; Svejnar, Jan; Terrell, Katherine.

    In: Economics of Transition, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 47-78.

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    Ham, John ; Svejnar, Jan ; Terrell, Katherine. / Women's unemployment during transition. Evidence from Czech and Slovak micro-data. In: Economics of Transition. 1999 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 47-78.
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